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Inclusive Living

Overview

Article 19 of the UN CRPD establishes the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others. Nevertheless, independent living is only possible when the necessary support services and systems are made available, as well as when staff is adequately trained to support individuals through empowering and human rights-oriented approaches. Through EASPD, members exchange on the best ways to support individuals for them to be able to fully participate in the community as active citizens.

Good housing practices with the availability of support, personal assistance schemes, as well as effective policymaking at all levels, an analysis of the future challenges in social care and an increased cooperation with other European networks on housing for vulnerable groups are all ways to implement de-institutionalisation and grant a more independent life to persons with disabilities.

Inclusive Living

What EASPD is doing

EASPD is committed to:

  • Facilitate the development and availability of support services in the community
  • Support the transition from institutional care to community-based services
  • Collaborate with NGOs, policy makers, associations, parents and families, towards inclusive living
  • Support individuals to fully participate in the community as active citizens
  • Enable enjoyment and monitoring of human rights in the domain of Article 19 of the UN CRPD.

News

Read the joint statement signed by 11 organisations welcoming the suspension of the adoption of the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo...

On Tuesday 18th May, EASPD was invited to participate in the IV Day of independent living and personal assistance, organised by Plena Inclusion...

The SWEET HOME project held its first project meeting in Fürth, Nuremberg in April 2022. The project aims to open up a new world of...

Policy

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Projects

The SWEET HOME project aims to open up a new world of opportunities and possibilities for persons with differing types of disabilities through...

Resources

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